Faculty & Staff

Full-Time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty 2022-2023

Michael McGovern
Belgin Palaz
Elizabeth Rylander
Hilary Swab Gawrilow 
James Sweet
Julie Wilson


Legal Rhetoric Staff

Nicole Narvaez started as the Program Coordinator for the Legal Rhetoric program in August 2023. Previously, Nicole got her BA from American University in International Studies and has also worked for the American University Police Department. She is currently a part-time student in the post-baccalaureate pre-med certificate program at AU. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys Costco runs and time outdoors. 

Ruth Schultz started as the Administrative Assistant for the Legal Rhetoric program in October 2023. Previously, Ruth got their BA in Linguistics from Princeton University and worked as a circus teacher in Ithaca, New York. They are a research assistant in linguistics and also currently teach circus in DC. In their spare time, Ruth enjoys rock climbing, baking, and taking walks.